Simcoe Street Theatre

The Simcoe Street Theatre is an intimate 100 seat black-box studio theatre, located at 65 Simcoe Street in Collingwood.  The theatre is available for short and long term rentals.  It’s an ideal venue to hold productions, concerts, lectures, art shows, classes, meetings, private functions and workshops.  For additional rental information or booking  –  please contact  PRC at
705-444-2500 x3265,



MusicLab Mondays

MusicLab Mondays  provides a space for songwriters and musicians to collaborate with one another, share ideas, and test out new sounds, with the perfectly-sized Simcoe Street Theatre as the venue.  MLM leaders will be on hand to kick things off, share their experiences, connect participants and facilitate discussion and song testing. The public is welcome, although the focus for MusicLab Mondays is to be a haven for artists to develop their craft. All ages and experience levels are welcome.  Bring your instrument(s)!

MusicLab Schedule:

September 17 led by the Sohayla Smith Band


Blue Mountain Foundation for the Arts presents,

Annual Storytelling Festival

Every Picture Tells a Story, Photo Contest
Exhibit opens at the Simcoe Street Theatre on September 26th, with reception and awards on September 30th, 12:30-2:00 PM – Critique begins at 11:30 AM.

Reel History
September 28th, 8:00 PM
Mountain Goat films and BMFA present 3 local documentary shorts. Each film is based on local historic themes: Apple industry, Ski industry, and Local indigenous peoples. Reception and cash bar. Tickets $20 per person, available at the BMFA Gift Shop, 65 Simcoe Street or online at

25 Years: A Young Life in Poetry and Music
October 13, 8:00 PM
David Conning, with daughter Laura and fellow musicians present an evening of Poetry and Live Music. Also meet Collingwood’s Poet Laureate, Day Merrill. Reception and cash bar. Tickets $20 per person, available at the BMFA Gift Shop, 65 Simcoe Street or online at

Kids Halloween Art Workshop
October 14, 1:00-3:00 PM
Taking place in the FreeSchools World Literacy Room, located at the Collingwood Public Library, children ages 4-12 are invited to have fun creating with lovable Darci-Que! Advance registration at the BMFA Gift Shop, 65 Simcoe Street – $15 per child or register online at

Lynn Johnston – “Chalk Talk” Cartoonist
October 19, 8:00 PM
This award-winning cartoonist will present an evening of stories and cartooning. Reception and cash bar. Tickets $25 per person, available at the BMFA Gift Shop, 65 Simcoe Street or online at


Simcoe Street Theatre presents,

Music for a Sunday Afternoon – Best of Opera

Sunday, Sept 30, 3pm – doors open at 2:30pm
Tickets $35 (incl. HST) available at Simcoe Street Books and eventbrite


Violets Blues Productions presents,
David Gogo


October 20, 2018 – 8pm, doors at 7pm – lic. cash bar
Tickets $45 available at

David Gogo’s groove-fueled blend of blues and rock is the basis for a singular and storied music career. His songs have been featured in film and television and are regularly played on blues radio programs the world over. He has earned numerous Canadian blues accolades, including five JUNO nominations, a Western Canadian Music Award, a CBC Saturday Night Blues Award, and multiple Maple Blues Awards. He has thirty years of performing and hundreds of thousands of tour miles under his belt. He’s played on stage with Johnny Winter, B.B. King, Otis Rush, Albert Collins and Bo Diddley. He has opened for George Thorogood, ZZ Top, The Tragically Hip, Buddy Guy, Charles Bradley, Robert Cray, and Jimmy Vaughan among many others. Gogo can swap road stories for as long as you can listen!